Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO 250 Ohm Open-Back Headphones

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  • Open-back studio reference headphones for mixing and mastering
  • Handcrafted in Germany
  • 250 ohms, 45-mm dynamic Tesla neodymium driver
  • Single-sided, detachable cable with mini-XLR connector
  • Soft, replaceable ear pads and headband for long, drawn-out studio sessions


Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO 250 Ohm Open-Back Headphones

For decades now, professional users all around the world have placed their trust in beyerdynamic studio headphones. They remain the number one choice for music producers, sound technicians and broadcast users and are a firmly established piece of equipment in studios worldwide. The Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO 250 Ohm Open-Back Headphones combine these decades of expertise in headphone technology with the latest Tesla driver technology in an open-back design. Thanks to its high-resolution and well-balanced sound the DT 1990 PRO sets new standards, not least in terms of design and workmanship.



As with all BeyerDynamic professional studio headphones, the DT 1990 PRO is also handcrafted in Germany. Backed by high-quality materials and meticulous workmanship, this high-end product is a long-term investment.


Ideal for Editing, Mixing and Mastering

With an open-back design plus Beyerdynamic's innovative Tesla drivers, the DT 1990 Pro headphones are ideal for listening, mixing and even mastering. Engineers at Sweetwater know that every component of your headphones makes a sonic impact, and that's why we're pleased to see the DT 1990 Pro headphones come with two sets of earpads each with different sonic characteristics ("Analytical" and "Balanced"). Two cables are included as well (coiled and straight), along with a premium hard case. Beyerdynamic headphones are known worldwide for delivering outstanding sound quality and professional reliability. For reference-quality sound in a pair of rugged headphones, it's hard to beat the Beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro open-back studio headphones.



Power and precision are critical requirements when it comes to sound reproduction. The efficiency of our latest Tesla driver technology is characterized by accurate resolution and high output power. Brilliant highs, a richly detailed midrange and precise bass combine to ensure sublime sound quality that is second to none.

Together with an ingenious open-back design, the high-resolution Tesla drivers ensure a wide, dynamic and extremely natural stereo image. Titanium-coated acoustic fabric and carefully selected precision-woven textiles round off the balanced sound quality.



The perfected design of the DT 1990 PRO combines innovation with decades of expertise in headphone technology. High-tech textiles and memory foam filled ear pads ensure exceptional wearing comfort. Headphones so comfortable you almost forget you are wearing them.



Natural and exceptionally spatial sound is achieved thanks to the open-back circumaural design. The optimized spatial sound reproduction makes the DT 1990 PRO headphones a reliable reference for mixing and mastering applications as well as for critical listening.



Choose between a well-balanced sound or analytical sound thanks to replaceable velour ear pads. Both ear pad variants are included to finish off this impeccable studio headphone package.



The DT 1990 PRO is handcrafted in Germany. From a classy headband through to anodized aluminum yokes, these new studio headphones will impress with their exceptional craftsmanship and careful attention to quality and durability.


Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO 250 Ohm Open-Back Headphones features:

  • Open-back studio reference headphones for mixing and mastering
  • Handcrafted in Germany
  • 250 ohms, 45 mm dynamic Tesla neodymium driver
  • Single-sided, detachable cable with mini-XLR connector
  • Soft, replaceable ear pads and headband for long, drawn-out studio sessions
  • Included accessories: two pairs of velour ear pads with different sound characteristics (analytical and balanced), two pairs of cables (3 m straight and coiled cable), premium hard case


Frequency Response 5 Hz - 40 Hz
Impedance 250 Ohm
Nominal Sound Pressure Level (SPL) 102 dB SPL (1 mW / 500 Hz)
Maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL) 125 dB SPL (200 mW / 500 Hz)
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) < 0.05% (1 mW / 500 Hz)
Headphone Construction Dynamic, Open-Back, Over-Ear
Nominal Handling Capacity 200 mW
Weight (without cable) 370 g
Length & Type of Cable 3 m / straight cable or
5 m / coiled cable (stretched),
each detachable with a 3-pin
mini XLR cable connector,

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Beyerdynamic DT 1990 PRO 250 Ohm Open-Back Headphones

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Chris C.
United States United States
Superb Balanced Sound Quality

These are some wonderful headphones. The sound signature hits quite well and is pronounced across the entire sound curve. The highs on these headphones are a little bright, but after listening to them for a while, you get used to it. The bass and mid-bass are spot on, filling up parts of music that other headphones tend to miss out on. If you want a pair of headphones that really brings out the quality in music, these are the ones to get!

United States United States
Like a BMW

beyerdynamic DT 1990 Pro is a well-made, comfortable, postmodern German industrial design, open-backed, over-ears, dynamic driver headphone. I've owned it over a year and my primary use for it is critical listening. I'm still surprised by how musically revealingly it is. Its studio design is serious and professional and its build quality and materials are top-notch. Its driver housing venting slits are screened with contrasting (silver under matte black) aluminum mesh reminiscent of vintage microphones. It looks classy. My short review is that imo it sounds *das beste* when used with its included A "analytical" pads in place of "well-balanced" B, and driving it with a premium DAP, an hq DAC plus beyer's A20 matched amplifier or a nice tube amp. Its Tesla drivers are efficient for 250 ohm dynamics so it can produce at least some volume from low-powered devices. If one is mostly intending this use, leave on the well-balanced (added bass) pads which come installed. However, the low-output, compromise amplifiers in these sources will not elicit the best performance from DT 1990 by any means. This headphone scales-up beautifully, even single-ended. Paired with a synergistic hq amp/source, it dissects recordings with resolving precision. Instruments sound textured and realistic and are placed in discrete locations within mixes. It has very good separation, ample soundstage, and amazing clarity of detail. Opinions vary A vs. B pad, but I prefer "A" DT 1990 tuning when it's properly driven. I continue to be very satisfied in the performance of DT 1990. Imo, properly amped/sourced, it's an exceptional sounding headphone @$500-600.

Jose E.
United States United States
Back to sound perfection

I read reviews on these and other headphones, and over several months weighed the pros and cons against the expense as well as trying to find reviews where the iFi xCan. I wasn't able to find one so I purchased these headphones anyway. I ordered them on a Saturday and received them within 3 days. I quickly unpackaged them, read the instructions and then promptly connected them to the xCan. I don't know why I was so hesitant... The sound is dynamic, so much so that I gave away the QC35's that I was using. Everything sounds so crisp and real, and I am so glad that I took the chance, although it really wasn't because the folks audio46 assured me that if they didn't work out I could return them. For this reason and the prompt courteous service, they get the 5-Star rating, but more importantly, they get my business and the business of my friends, family, and associates. Thank you audio46 for taking care of me and walking me past my hesitation.

eric p.
United States United States

I have Grado RS2e, SR80e and Audioquest Nighthawk Carbons,run with a Focusrite DAC into a RNHP amp. all awesome but the new DT 1990 Pro are really fine right out of the box, after 150 to 200 hours I’m sure they will sound even better, they are my new monitor phones. really impressive !


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